The contract to carry out the project for the first metropolitan bus transport concession in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre was signed this Wednesday (11/15) by Governor Eduardo Leite, the Secretary of Partnerships and Concessions, Pedro Capeluppi, and Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).
The future concession, through bidding, will cover 34 municipalities. Currently, the companies responsible for these bus lines operate with contracts considered precarious. Based on the project, the current situation of the transport system will be analyzed and improvements will be indicated with the aim of improving the layout of lines, the quality and organization of services.
“Since the beginning of the first term, we have worked hard to integrate and improve transport in the Metropolitan Region. We had problems in this process due to the pandemic, but now, in conjunction with the mayors, we will be able to structure transport together and in light of the new urban reality in the region”, highlighted the governor.
The structuring stage of the project, under the responsibility of FGV, envisages carrying out a redesign of the metropolitan network, considering the possibility of proposing new arrangements for existing lines in operation. The study, expected to last 18 months, will seek integration with metro rail transport and urban transport in the municipalities that make up the Metropolitan Region.
According to the Secretary of Partnerships and Concessions, Pedro Capeluppi, the analysis should present to the State proposals that consider the best practices for urban mobility and solutions for the existing model, preferably contemplating the integration of modes on a single platform, both from the point of view of from an operational point of view as tariff.
“In addition, the consultancy must prioritize, throughout the study, reasonable tariffs, improvements in user comfort and the adoption of sustainable practices, considering premises that also consider the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions” , he highlighted.
In June of this year, the Metropolitan Transport working group (GT) was created, a topic coordinated by the Vice-Governor’s Office. The GT is responsible for monitoring and supporting related activities, as well as finding solutions to the sector’s demands.
Alvorada, Araricá, Arroio dos Ratos, Cachoeirinha, Campo Bom, Canoas, Capela de Santana, Charqueadas, Dois Irmãos, Eldorado do Sul, Estância Velha, Esteio, Glorinha, Gravataí, Guaíba, Igrejinha, Ivoti, Montenegro, Nova Hartz, Nova Santa Rita, Novo Hamburgo, Parobé, Portão, Porto Alegre, Rolante, Santo Antônio da Patrulha, São Jerônimo, São Leopoldo, São Sebastião do Caí, Sapiranga, Sapucaia do Sul, Taquara, Triunfo and Viamão.
Text: Lucas Barroso/Ascom Separ
Editing: Vitor Necchi/Secom